All the favorites were still alive in the quest for medals as the 2021 women’s Olympic soccer tournament moved into the quarterfinals. But a couple of them didn’t last long.
Friday’s slate opened with No. 7-ranked and two-time silver medalist Brazil losing on penalty kicks to No. 8-ranked and two-time bronze medalist Canada in a battle of women’s soccer powers.
Australia’s Matildas shocked Great Britain 4-3 after extra time to advance to the Olympic semifinals for the first time in program history. British star forward Ellen White netted a hat trick, but Aussie striker Sam Kerr scored twice, including the eventual game-winner.
The medal dreams for host Japan were dashed by Sweden, 3-1. Stina Blackstenius and Kosovare Asllani (penalty) scored the go-ahead goals in a comfortable win for the Swedes, who continue to mow down opponents at the Olympics.
The quarterfinals are also highlighted by a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final when the Netherlands faces the USA, seeking revenge for the 2-0 loss two years ago. The Netherlands is the highest-scoring team at the Olympics with 21 goals scored in three games.
If any of the knockout round matches end in a tie after the 90 minutes of regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played (two 15-minute periods). If the deadlock persists, the match will be decided in a penalty-kick shootout.
|Fri, July 30||QF 1: Canada 0, Brazil 0 (4-3 on PKs)|
|Fri, July 30||QF 2: Great Britain 3, Australia 4 (aet)|
|Fri, July 30||QF 3: Sweden 3, Japan 1|
|Fri, July 30||QF 4: Netherlands 2, USA 2 (2-4 on PKs)|
|Date||Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Mon, Aug. 2||Canada vs. USA||4 a.m.||USA Network, Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Mon, Aug. 2||Australia vs. Sweden||7 a.m.||USA Network, Universo||fuboTV|
|Thurs, Aug. 5||Bronze: Semifinal losers||4 a.m.||USA Network||fuboTV|
|Thurs, Aug. 5||Gold/silver: Semifinal winners||10 p.m.||USA Network||fuboTV|
How to watch women’s Olympic soccer in USA & Canada
- USA TV channels: NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel
- USA Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
- USA streams: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com
- Canada TV channels: CBC
- Canada Spanish-language TV: Telelatino
- Canada streams: CBC Gem, CBC.ca, CBC Olympics app
In USA: TV coverage of select matches from the women’s soccer tournament is carried in the USA by five channels in the NBC family of networks in English and Spanish (match-by-match listings above). All are available to be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
Every soccer match from the men’s and women’s tournaments will be streamed in the USA on NBCOlympics.com (English), TelemundoDeportes.com (Spanish), the NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app with user authentication (verification of cable/satellite subscription).
In Canada: CBC and Telelatino are providing TV coverage of select men’s and women’s soccer matches in Canada. The CBC’s streaming platforms also carry all the live matches: CBC Gem, CBC.ca and the CBC Olympics app.